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A 'nightmare becoming reality'? Iran unveils American drone replica.
Yahoo News ^ | 12 May 2014 | Scott Peterson

Posted on 05/12/2014 6:54:12 PM PDT by mandaladon

Iran has unveiled its own copy of an American stealth drone it captured in late 2011, claiming to have cracked the “secrets” of the bat-wing craft and added weapons capabilities.

Today, Fars News Agency reported that while Iran’s duplicate of the US RQ-170 Sentinel drone was smaller, it also had a “bombing capability to attack the US warships in any possible battle.” The story in Persian was headlined: “America’s nightmare has become reality.” State television showed footage on Sunday it said was of a US aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf filmed by an Iranian drone

The drone replica was unveiled at an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) exhibition on Sunday, where Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was briefed on how the drone, its systems, and structure had been reverse-engineered. He called it a “sweet day.”

The stealth replica would “soon take a test flight,” an IRGC officer said on Sunday. Aerospace chief Amir Ali Hajijadeh said today that they are working on two more models of the replica drone.

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Engineers with the IRGC were ordered to reverse engineer the captured US drone, which was on a CIA mission to spy on nuclear and military sites in Iran when it was brought down in Iran largely intact. Iran reacted with euphoria, trumpeting the capture in an “electronic ambush” showed Iran’s technical prowess................Another Obama success story
1 posted on 05/12/2014 6:54:12 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Replicating the body is probably fairly easy, if you are using fibreglass or something.

However, that doesn’t mean much if they are only going to show off their creation and not fly it.


2 posted on 05/12/2014 6:55:52 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: mandaladon

Is this the drone with the suitcase nuke in it?


3 posted on 05/12/2014 6:55:58 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: mandaladon

Can it fly? Or will it float.


4 posted on 05/12/2014 6:56:53 PM PDT by ncfool (Hilary 2016 Procol Harum or Boko Haram. What difference does it make?)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

ping


5 posted on 05/12/2014 6:57:13 PM PDT by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: mandaladon

Why couldn’t the US have engineered a destruct mechanism into the drone to prevent this capture from happening?


6 posted on 05/12/2014 6:57:33 PM PDT by mandaladon (To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful an)
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To: mandaladon

So they built a mockup. Wow.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 6:57:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: mandaladon

Obama is probably so proud of his support for Iran. GOD help us all.


8 posted on 05/12/2014 6:58:11 PM PDT by ncfool (Hilary 2016 Procol Harum or Boko Haram. What difference does it make?)
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To: mandaladon

This story reminds me of the 2006 story about the Iranian super torpedos...

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htsub/articles/20060404.aspx


9 posted on 05/12/2014 6:58:52 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ( "I didn't leave the Central Oligarchy Party. It left me." - Ronaldus Magnimus, 2014)
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To: mandaladon

10 posted on 05/12/2014 6:59:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: mandaladon
feh...
11 posted on 05/12/2014 7:00:42 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: ncfool

Weren’t our first drones for target practice? Seems like the Iranians are almost at this first step.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 7:04:56 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: mandaladon

There are about 190 countries in the world and the country at the VERY top of vapid, lying braggarts when it comes to weapon matters is IRAN —they’re FAMOUS for this and have been for quite some time.

Liberal photoshopping, fake “stealth airplanes”, “flying submarines” —the lying list from the Mullahs is very, very long, and often it’s so obvious that it’s embarrassing.

It is even possible that the CIA deliberately crashed this drone in Iran IN ORDER to have it stolen and copied —probably along with lots of fake stuff and secret off switches.

The only wild card is that Obama hates the American military, so...it’s not 100% on this particular one.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 7:05:14 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: mandaladon

The mandatory full-body purdah interferes somewhat with the aerodynamics, however.


14 posted on 05/12/2014 7:06:36 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: gaijin
Introducing the super, duper scrotum-smashing orgasmatron Iranian "stealth fighter":

Even NON-PILOTS will catch a few design impossibilities, after 5 or so minutes of really looking.

15 posted on 05/12/2014 7:13:13 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: mandaladon

It will fly just after the Russian space shuttle copy of ours flies.. oh wait


16 posted on 05/12/2014 7:15:48 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: mandaladon

Lol. The materials used are so far beyond Iran that it isn’t even funny. It’s like a caveman trying to forge a katana. Exactly like, in fact.


17 posted on 05/12/2014 7:15:48 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: gaijin

18 posted on 05/12/2014 7:16:40 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Explodes ONLY American balls FROM THE INSIDE...!!!

19 posted on 05/12/2014 7:19:34 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

20 posted on 05/12/2014 7:20:36 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Quite the grand exhibit area. They swept it so clean you can’t see a trace of the previous day’s goat auction.


21 posted on 05/12/2014 7:24:01 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: gaijin
F-313?


22 posted on 05/12/2014 7:26:36 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: gaijin

That plane might make a doable missile.


23 posted on 05/12/2014 7:29:23 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: ncfool
Can it fly? Or will it float.

I doubt it can float, let alone fly!
Iranian Submarine Lost While Practicing To Sink U.S. Aircraft Carrier

24 posted on 05/12/2014 7:44:21 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: mandaladon

Is it made of figs or dates?


25 posted on 05/12/2014 7:46:25 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: gaijin
Introducing the super, duper scrotum-smashing orgasmatron Iranian "stealth fighter"....Even NON-PILOTS will catch a few design impossibilities, after 5 or so minutes of really looking.

Such as the seven (7!) Kenwood car audio decks in the instrument panel?


26 posted on 05/12/2014 7:48:12 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Alex Murphy

Well sure, a guys gotta have good music.

Um, I was just wondering where the engine intake be...


27 posted on 05/12/2014 7:52:13 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: gaijin

Nice plywood job covered with Behr premium exterior latex paint. The shopping cart casters are a nice touch.


28 posted on 05/12/2014 8:29:39 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Alex Murphy

Made of high speed ecta-poly obtainium.


29 posted on 05/12/2014 8:31:28 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: mandaladon

This from a country that fought an 8 year war with Iraq to a stalemate, losing at least 250,000 solders. It took how many days for the U.S. to defeat Iraq?

Iran is a legend in their own mind.


30 posted on 05/12/2014 8:49:51 PM PDT by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
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To: mandaladon

That was my first thought, as well.


31 posted on 05/12/2014 8:51:34 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: mandaladon

Formed fiberglass. What are the little downturned winglets on the rearwings? Sort of a nod to Clint Eastwood’s super amazing fighter from the 70’s, Firefox?

The fiberglass hull gets in the way of the buttons on each side of the pilot’s seat, of the unmanned plane.


32 posted on 05/12/2014 8:58:53 PM PDT by lurk
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To: mandaladon

“Why couldn’t the US have engineered a destruct mechanism into the drone to prevent this capture from happening?”

Good question.


33 posted on 05/12/2014 9:15:30 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Yes, our first radio controlled drones were for target practice of the F-104 way back in 1957 in Florida.


34 posted on 05/12/2014 9:23:01 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: lurk

How do you say Kamikaze drone in Iranian?


35 posted on 05/12/2014 9:27:01 PM PDT by snuffy smiff (Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.)
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To: gaijin
Who cares about their fake F-313....

Looks like they have a working StarGate.

36 posted on 05/12/2014 9:32:34 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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Iranian Submarine Lost While Practicing To Sink U.S. Aircraft Carrier


37 posted on 05/12/2014 9:38:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mandaladon

So, they can make something that looks...sorta like...the Sentinnel. It is definitely smaller.

But what is inside of it?

They also produced their version of a fifth generation fighter...which when it was revealed what its components were, and when people got a hard look at it, it was clear that it would never fly.

Until we see these in the air...and then until we see how they perform, this is just another mockup on an Iranian display floor.


38 posted on 05/12/2014 10:27:33 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: MichaelCorleone

the “self destruct” on unmanned systems is usually just an ‘auger in’ command, which requires communication with the air vehicle. As far as explosives and such? Weight and drag are the enemies of endurance.


39 posted on 05/12/2014 10:48:34 PM PDT by leakinInTheBlueSea
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To: Alex Murphy

I like how they managed to “produce” a stealth aircraft, but couldn’t find the time for a HUD or HOTAS.


40 posted on 05/12/2014 11:04:54 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: mandaladon

41 posted on 05/12/2014 11:20:36 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: mandaladon

It also means it is highly likely that Russia and China have also reverse engineered this drone and deploy it.

In fact, Russia’s MiG bureau is now dedicated solely to unmanned platforms.


42 posted on 05/12/2014 11:29:16 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: mandaladon

China and Russia could reverse engineer this, but that takes years.


43 posted on 05/13/2014 1:01:33 AM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: Yardstick

Yours was close to my reaction; so what kind of rodeo goes on in this place on a normal day?


44 posted on 05/13/2014 2:30:42 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: mandaladon

As I recall they did. But the Iranians intercepted/jammed the signal and took control the bird.


45 posted on 05/13/2014 2:32:55 AM PDT by Portcall24 (aer)
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To: Pikachu_Dad
♫Highway to the danger zone!♫
46 posted on 05/13/2014 4:49:12 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: sunrise_sunset

Do you think that Russia may have had something to do with helping them on this? Drone tech isn’t like giving away how to build a nuclear weapon. It’s also something great if America isn’t the only one with them.


47 posted on 05/13/2014 5:09:08 AM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: mandaladon

What is the flight range of this thing?


48 posted on 05/13/2014 5:19:28 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog
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To: mandaladon

Is it like the made up/fake fighter jet they released last year?


49 posted on 05/13/2014 5:21:16 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: edpc
I like how they managed to “produce” a stealth aircraft, but couldn’t find the time for a HUD or HOTAS.

If it stays in the hanger, it'll never appear on anyone's radar :)

50 posted on 05/13/2014 5:48:07 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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